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to improve it every day. every day. >> the president also defended his health care law. he believes critics are not telling the whole story. cbs news political director john dickerson is in washington. john, good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> how does the president get on top of this? >> i think he gets on top of it by having a website that actually works. most obviously that's because he didn't want the biggest public manifestation of his signature law. he wants that not to be kind of a flowing mess, but also he wants it to actually work so that there can be this flood that they hope is good stories of people signing up. that's good for policy reasons because it means the law will be working but also from a crass public relation standpoint it means they can point to people and say, look, the promises we make about law, it's true. they're happy. he needs those stories to come in. >> okay. but not all the problems are turning out to be true and he's had to modify some of them. so does that put his credibility at risk? >> right. the promises were always at issue with this law for the
to succeed in the first place. >> thank you. the law is based on a massachusetts program that began when mitt romney was governor. major garrett is at the white house. good morning. >> good morning, norah and charlie. they don't deny that it's a mess and individuals are frustrated at having to change their policies even though president obama promised them they could keep them because they don't comply with the new plan. the website is getting better and they say will be fully operational in about a month and that those in the individual market comprise only 5% of those in the country and over time they'll be able to find better coverage and possibly health care subsidies when it's fully operational. what does massachusetts have to do with all this, norah? >> it was in 2006 that they had to have coverage. this website had a tough rollout. people waited until the last minute and some parts of the law were changed. that will be the president's message today. bumpy rollouts are nothing new. that's a tough message but it's the only one the white house has. norah and charlie? >> major, thank you.
the law's complexity and regulatory reach. >> it is frustrating any time you want to see something succeed because you believe it's good for people and it doesn't get off on the right foot. >> reporter: one month after its lodge the federal health care site remains wobbles. >> the website failures are absolutely inexcusable and we own that. >> reporter: some propose dramatic action. >> i said this directly to the president's chief of staff they ought to take down the website until it was right. >> reporter: republicans doubt white house promises to fix the health care site by month's end. >> they're trying to change a tire on a car going 75 miles an hour down the expressway. >> reporter: some democrats like massachusetts democratic governor deval patrick say these website problems are actually a good thing because they force the president to go out and sell obama care to the country once again. the president will do that on wednesday when he travels to dal loose to go to an enrollment there and thank volunteer there is for signing people up. >>> for the first time mohamed morsi faced trial
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. it's been an introw dukz to this law and what americans are seeing and hearing. this becomes the perception. >> so how will the obama administration try to get beyond this? >> you see they're push back very strongly in these daily briefings. jay carney has reporters challenging things that we're reporting that of course is out there. the president went on the road this week to try to defend it. it's been a very sharp defense. >> and they're getting help from people like oracle. >> they brought in these tech experts. yesterday they said there was somebody from google coming in to try to turn this thing around. again, the problem is the int introduction for most americans to the affordable care act has not been a good one. they have to change if this is going to work. >> jan, as you pointed out, the president promised if you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance. that's not true for those who get individual coverage. there's small portions but 3 million -- >> we think the number is going to be more like 10 million or 15 million. >> what about the promise that preside
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